Sweeney Todd Backdrops
Licensing available through: Music Theatre International
Relive the horror evoked by the name of the legendary murderous barber Sweeney Todd with the help of Grosh Backdrops and Drapery’s collection of backdrops, curtains, and drapes for stage productions featuring the classic thriller character.
Whether you are staging your own Sweeney Todd play or performing the 1979 musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler, we have background panels that can make your show more exciting. Choose from a number of backdrop designs, including those depicting factory interiors and tenement buildings in the streets of London.
The tale of Sweeney Todd originated from a Victorian-era penny dreadful entitled The String of Pearls, which was published between 1846 and 1847. The most popular version of the story, however, is the one told in the musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, which opened on Broadway in 1979 and West End in 1980.
The musical revolves around a man named Benjamin Barker, who adopts the alias “Sweeney Todd” and returns to London to resume work in his barber shop while plotting his revenge on the corrupt judge who had him banished to a prison where languished for 15 years. Unable to fulfill his plan, however, Sweeney then swears vengeance on all of his future customers because, as he says, everyone deserves to die. Meanwhile, Mrs. Lovett, an owner of a meat pie shop on Fleet Street, enters a business partnership with Sweeney, who begins supplying her with meat cleaved away from his victims.
One of the darkest musicals ever written, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street features the most complex of all of Sondheim’s scores. It is often compared to an opera because most of the work is sung by the actors. Sweeney Todd received both critical acclaim and box office success. The original Broadway production won a total of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, while the original West End production won two Olivier Awards.
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